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Economic Effects of Life Extension - Video by Gennady Stolyarov II


Mr. Stolyarov discusses how indefinite human life extension will bring about numerous economic benefits to human beings and human civilization. He approaches the subject from the standpoint of the idea of time preference and the time horizons that would be greatly expanded for humans who live much longer. Furthermore, indefinite human longevity will enable humans to confront major existential threats - such as the threat of a meteor impact or a new ice age - that are beyond the timeframe of the individual lifespan today.

References:

- “Austrian Economics and Time Preference” - essay by G. Stolyarov II

- “The Economics of Immortality” - video featuring Aubrey de Grey